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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] MFRD Engineer Doug Inglish Named Noon Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department proudly announces that Engineer Doug Inglish was named “Firefighter of the Year” at the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro’s Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon Thursday at Five Senses restaurant.

Inglish was nominated by MFRD Captain/Shift Inspector Brian Lowe for an off duty act that had a very positive ending for a medical emergency.

Nomination written by Captain/Shift Inspector Brian Lowe for Engineer Doug Inglish:

“On June 2nd, 2016, Engine 3 was dispatched to an unresponsive person, CPR in progress. Upon arrival, off-duty Engineer, Doug Inglish, was administering basic life support. Doug maintained patient care and assisted Engine 3's crew with AED use. The patient was turned over to Rutherford EMS for more advanced care and transport. After the dust settled and the crew delivered the patient to the emergency department, I asked Doug about his actions that led up to activating 911. He recounted by saying that he had just walked out on to his back deck when voices next door caught his attention. He noticed his neighbors trying to wake up the resident and it appeared that he was having a medical emergency. Upon recognition, Doug grabbed his "go bag" and headed next door. He directed family members to activate 911 while he started CPR.


Doug's initial actions provided emergency crews with a viable patient. His early intervention lead to a successful save with the AED. The patient is a retired member of the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue department and continues to do well today.”


Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks read the nomination letter and added, “Doug is a humble man, who quietly does his job, but does it well. He never misses an opportunity to help where help is needed. Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue is proud to have him as a dedicated employee and proud to announce him as our nominee for Noon Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year!” Foulks mentioned that the victim was a retired Captain of MFRD. 


Inglish is also one of the recipients of this year’s “Outstanding Service Award,” which he will receive at the First Annual “Fire Awards and Recognition Ceremony” on November 7. He has been with MFRD since August 2000.



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